Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday April 06, 2015

GPUs Can Save You From Malware

The proliferation of malware آ— malicious software that often targets the mountain of data on computers and mobile devices آ— poses a huge problem for the information security world, complicated by its taking on new forms and techniques. Increasingly, firms like Avast Software are addressing the problem with GPUs. The Czech security vendor has built a GPU-accelerated database that lets it process and analyze millions of samples dramatically faster than traditional tools, Peter Kovac, an Avast senior researcher told attendees during a session at the GPU Technology Conference. "It allows us to do nearest-neighbor queries, rule-matching queries and classification of unknown records," Kovac said of the database, dubbed Medusa.

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